What: An opportunity for the congregation to help and support missions on am monthly with each month being focused on local/district/national/international mission.
How: Each month in the newsletter we will include information about the mission. This will include information for members to reach out and on their own to support/volunteer/etc. We will also be collecting a door offering on the last weekend of the month in support of that month’s mission.
Why: We are called to be disciples of all nations and sent out to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus. This will allow us to find opportunities that are of interest and find ways to support those missions with their prayers as well as financially.
August 2023 Local Lord’s Lambs Preschool (Emporia, KS)
A Christian based educational preschool located at Faith Lutheran Church in Emporia, KS. That strives to make learning fun and for their students in a safe and engaging environment.
September 2023 District Church Plant (Desoto, KS)
The Kansas District is working on a church plant in Desoto, KS. There is no LCMS presence in the are and with future planned growth this area has been identified as am ideal spot. Pastor Norbert Tegtmeier is the Pastor currently spearheading this work.
October 2023 National LCMS Disaster Response (St. Louis, MO)
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Disaster Response ministry responds to immediate and long-term needs following natural and man-made disasters.
November 20023 International Rev. Tim & Beth Heiney (Papua, New Guinea)
Tim and Beth Heiney work in Northern Guinea under GLO (Global Lutheran Outreach) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Guinea working directly with lost people to bring them to Christ.
December 2023 Local Shiloh House (Emporia, KS)
Shiloh Home of Hope for Women is a non-denominational residential Christ-centered facility serving women who are experiencing crisis in their lives, They serve women who want to change their lives. They give women a safe and loving place to live and grow while they learn who they are in Christ and God's purpose and plan for their lives.
January 2024 District Immanuel Lutheran Church - Hispanic Ministry (KCK)
Immanuel is reaching out to the Hispanic community by offering ESL classes and a food pantry (open every Tuesday), which provide additional opportunities to share the Gospel. Church leaders are working to promote the spiritual growth of the congregation through new Bible studies and sermons that are more intentionally focused on basic Bible teaching.
February 2024 National POBLO International
POBLO International is a Christian mission organization working to transform the way missions are approached in the United States. To meet the physical, social, and spiritual needs of Muslims and other immigrants and refugees in the United States by sharing the love of Jesus in practical and culturally relevant ways.
March 2024 International LCMS Mission to Peru
LC-MS mission work in Panama began with service to military personnel during the Canal Zone era, as early as 1941. The ministry expanded and led to the formation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Panama (IELPA). Together, the LCMS and the IELPA maintain their commitment to Spreading the Gospel, Planting Lutheran Churches, and Showing Mercy.
April 2024 Local Habitat for Humanity
Emporia Area Habitat for Humanity helps individuals and families achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
May 2024 District Fairmount Coffee, Wichita, KS (Wichita, KS)
Fairmount Coffee Co. is a local coffeehouse in Wichita, KS, located just south of Wichita State University on 17th Street. Fairmount Coffee Co. was launched as an outreach of Fairmount Ministries as a way to provide a welcoming space for the university and community to gather and enjoy delicious coffee, food, and community!
June 2024 National Lutheran Hour Ministries
Lutheran Hour Ministries is a Christian outreach ministry affiliated with the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church - Canada and Lutheran Women in Mission. Its mission is "Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church"
July 2024 International Deaconess Caitlin and Rev. Jeancarlos Ramirez (Peru)
Deaconess Caitlin Ramírez serves the Lord through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as a missionary in Peru. In this role, she works alongside local pastors and at Castillo Fuerte Mercy House. She also serves as a professor and mentor for the formation of deaconesses around Latin America through the seminary in the Dominican Republic. Jeancarlos was born in Lima, Peru, and is a member of La Mision Luterana del Peru. He graduated from Seminario Concordia El Reformador, the LCMS seminary in the Dominican Republic. As a national pastor of La Misión Luterana del Perú, he serves the church in the La Victoria area of Lima.
“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and filled,” without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” (James 2:14-17)